Across the Blue Ridge #80- New Albums, Harmony Singing, & More

Across the Blue Ridge #80- New Albums, Harmony Singing, & More

4:12pm Jul 07, 2017
Scenic Sunrise, Blue Ridge Mountains
Jean Beaufort, Public Domain

This week we hear selections from a new recording by Bobby Hicks – one of the greatest fiddlers in the history of bluegrass – and Mark Kuykendall.  Plus … bluesy gospel from the Harris Brothers of western North Carolina, and a focus on duet harmony singing.  We’ll check out classics from the Carter Family, the Delmore Brothers, the Monroe Brothers and the Stanley Brothers.  But that’s not all.  Closer to the present day, we hear songs from Carol Elizabeth Jones and Laurel Bliss; Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin; and The Bucking Mules with lead singer Karen Celia Heil.  There are a couple of antique-sounding banjo tunes in the mix as well for a great hour of summer listening.

Playlist

  1. Cotton Pickers Stomp
    Hubert Davis
    Jim Eanes & The Shenandoah Valley Boys
     
  2. Forever And A Day
    Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks
    Forever And A Day
     
  3. In His Arms I'm Not Afraid
    Mark Kuykendall & Bobby Hicks
    Forever And A Day
     
  4. Twelve Gates To The City
    Harris Brothers
    Suitcase Blues
     
  5. Do Round Miss Lindy
    Peter Honig & David Howard
    We's Too Little
     
  6. Lost John
    Cousin Emmy
    Cousin Emmy & Her Kinfolks
     
  7. Shady Grove
    Wade Ward
    High Atmosphere
     
  8. Break 1 - Molly Put The Kettle On
    Norman Edmonds
    Galax Gems
     
  9. Diamonds In The Rough
    Carter Family
    My Clinch Mountain Home
     
  10. Jasper Jail
    The Bucking Mules
    Smoke Behind The Clouds
     
  11. Weary Lonesome Blues
    Delmore Brothers
    Brown's Ferry Blues
     
  12. Going Up To Live In Green Pastures
    Mac & Jenny Traynham
    Never Grow Old
     
  13. Swing Down That Chariot
    Cooke Duet
    Best Of Cooke Duet
     
  14. Bad Seed
    Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum
    Guest House
     
  15. Break 2 - Rutherford's Waltz
    W.L. Gregory & Clyde Davenport
    Monticello
     
  16. Six Months Ain't Long
    Monroe Brothers
    Just A Song Of Old Kentucky, Vol. 2
     
  17. Death Is Only A Dream
    Stanley Brothers
    Earliest Recordings
     
  18. I Heard The Bluebirds Sing
    Carol Elizabeth Jones & Laurel Bliss
    Ridin' Along
     
  19. Stepstones
    Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin
    Blue Lightning
     
  20. Come All You Roving Gamblers
    Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller
    Deep  End Sessions V2
     
  21. Blue Bird Rag
    Walt Koken
    Banjonique